Zesty Summertime Slaw

Last updated 11/6/2020 | |

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On Saturday, I bought a 10-pound bag of organic carrots at Costco for less than 5 bucks. What can I say? The price was great. That sure is a lot of carrots though.

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If you follow me on Facebook, you've seen some of the different carrot dishes I've inflicted served to the family. Hubby insists on eating them "undefiled" (i.e., uncooked) but the kids have at least tried each one of them. I bet he'll eat carrot cake, though...

This zesty Carrot and Jicama Slaw holds up great in the fridge and is perfect to take to a potluck or picnic because it won't spoil in the heat. (4th of July, anybody?)

The dressing gives it a little bit of zing, but it's not too spicy for the kiddos. It's dairy-free, gluten-free, and just plain delicious.

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If you've never tried jicama, please do! It's a delicious, mild-flavored root vegetable that has a similar texture to apples. We love it on a veggie tray, in green salad, and in this slaw recipe. We even grow it in our garden.

Carrot and Jicama Slaw

Slaw Ingredients

4 cups of carrots, julienned (I used 7 carrots)

1 small jicama, julienned

1 small red onion, julienned

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

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Dressing Ingredients

1/3 cup olive oil

6 Tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar (I like this brand)

3 Tablespoons orange juice

1 teaspoon salt (I recommend RealSalt for its natural minerals)

1 teaspoon sugar

Instructions

Combine all ingredients and let sit for at least 15 minutes to meld flavors.

Kitchen Tips

If you don't have a mandoline slicer, I highly recommend the Borner V-Slicer. It took me just a couple of minutes to julienne all the veggies--and look how nice and even they are.

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We still have about 6 pounds of carrots to eat...can you share some recipes? And follow along on Facebook as we plow through the rest of the bag.

Carrot and Jicama Slaw

Slaw Ingredients

  • 4 cups carrots (julienned (I used 7 carrots))
  • 1 small jicama (julienned)
  • 1 small red onion (julienned)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 6 Tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Real Salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes to meld flavors.

If you don't have a mandoline slicer, I highly recommend the Borner V-Slicer. It took me just a couple of minutes to julienne all the veggies, and they came out nice and even.

I'm crazy for the zesty flavors in this refreshing side dish! Kids love Carrot & Jicama Slaw and it's perfect with chicken or burgers. Dairy & gluten free.

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